Massive Attack V Adam Curtis: Adam Curtis, Robert Del Naja and United Visual Artists

Curator: Manuel Miranda
date: June 10, 2014
Categories: Environmental Design, Experience Design, Typography
Tags: Adam Curtis, Massive Attack, Park Avenue Armory, United Visual Artists

Massive Attack V Adam Curtis is a concert and film that originated at the Manchester International Festival and took place at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City from September 28 to October 4, 2013. 

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Vintage Apple Prototypes: Hartmut Esslinger

Curator: Joe Marianek
date: June 4, 2014
Categories: Brand & Identity Design, Corporate Communications Design, Experience Design
Tags: Apple, Esslinger, Floppys, Foam-Core, Pastels, Pin-Stripes
Apple rarely lets prototypes out of the door these days, but Hartmut Esslinger's book, Keep it Simple contains a bounty of foam-core mockups and lurid insights on their relationship from the early days.
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Float Wall Desk: Dario Antonioni

Curator: Yo Santosa
date: June 3, 2014
Categories: Experience Design
Any designer will tell you that having an inspirational desk helps with creativity. One of my favorites is the minimal Float Wall Desk by Dario Antonioni. It uses geometry and physics to eliminate legs. Just wonderful. 
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A Better Wedding Band For Active Husbands: McWhinney Designs

Curator: Femme Den
date: May 23, 2014
Categories: Experience Design
Tags: active, Design, husbands, jewelry, lifestyle, men, wedding, wedding rings

Tech designer Jeff McWhinney wondered why women tend to wear their wedding bands more than men–and then set out to innovate in an area that hadn’t seen change in decades. He noticed that traditional men’s rings not only look boring, but are often impractical for bicycling, golfing, climbing, running or anything active. They’re simply too large, difficult to remove when playing sports and operating machinery, and lack the level of style we’ve come to expect in women’s jewelry. However, as McWhinney told Fast Company: “Guys don't want a blingy diamond on their ring. It's just not our thing. What we do want is something that is functional, well-made, and kinda trick so we can show it off to our buddies."

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Wearable Technology Made by Women for Women: MEMI Smart Bracelet

Curator: Femme Den
date: May 20, 2014
Categories: Experience Design
Tags: bracelet, Design, jewelry, smart, technology, wearables, women

MEMI is an iPhone-compatible smart bracelet that discretely vibrates when you receive important phone calls, text messages and calendar alerts. Intended for women with purse-bound phones, MEMI allows women to actually unplug while staying connected to the people that matter most. According to creator Leslie Pierson, MEMI isn’t trying to get women more plugged into their phones but instead, help them focus more on moments they care about while stripping away distraction. It’s about unplugging, just enough, while still having peace of mind that those who need you can still get through.

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